An overview of the Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ). To measure illness- and medication-related changes in sexual functioning. The Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ) is a item clinical and research instrument identifying five scales of sex- ual functioning. This study .

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In addition, a comparison of the sexual functioning in qiestionnaire and non-addicts was another objective of the present study. These benefits sometimes cause a person to start using drugs [ 9 ]. The correlations for the items 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13 and 14 are also relatively high higher than 0.

An exploratory factor analysis revealed 3 factors: These impairments lead to the creation of a very powerful message in the brain, and as a result, the communication channels of the brain are impaired. Tables 4 and 5 shows the results of the multivariate analysis of variance MANOVA for examination of significant differences between addicts and healthy participants in sexual functioning. Agri and Aquaculture Journals Dr. Initially the amount of dopamine released in the brain is higher than the amount of dopamine released during a normal sexual intercourse.

Other researchers have also found relationships between changes in sexual functioning and use of medications; these changes occur both in psychological and physiological areas, leading to sexual dysfunction or changes in sexual functioning [ 10 ]. For LUH campus users we will be happy to check if free access is available for you. Research Article Open Access. At first, a list of all addiction treatment centers in Semnan was prepared, then four centers were selected from different districts of Semnan.

Variable f df1 df2 Sig Sexual pleasure J Addict Res Ther 8: Home Publications Conferences Register Contact. In addition, the sexual pleasure factor has a single item.


Several studies have shown that using low doses of drugs for a short period of time may improve some aspects of sexual functioning [ 3 – 8 ].

The Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ): development, reliability, and validity.

In order to determine the number of underlying factors and examine the characteristics of the 14 items of the CSFQ, an exploratory factor analysis was conducted on all the sample data. B Sexual arousal disorder: A reason for this could be the impact of drugs on the factors involved in sexual functioning, among which the most important ones include psychological, neurologicalhormonal, and arterial factors. In the next stage, the Persian version of the questionnaire was sent to two psychologists and three general practitioners and specialists to be examined in terms of its relatedness to sexual functioning and its understandability; in this stage, the necessary changes were made into the questionnaire and another version of that was developed.

Finally, the Persian version of the questionnaire was prepared by the researchers. According to the descriptive statistics presented in Table 4we can conclude that the sexual functioning of healthy individuals is better and stronger than addicts.

The Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ): development, reliability, and validity.

Table 7 shows the results of a univariate ANOVA with Bonferroni correction to describe the direction of difference between addicts and normal participants in the three sexual functioning variables. Duration of drug use also have direct effects on the degree of dysfunction. Page navigation Document information Similar titles.

Services for libraries National interlibrary loan International interlibrary loan. Items 10 and 14 are reverse-scored. Ask for availability for LUH. In this study, a causalcomparative design was used. For further questions please contact our TIB customer service. Analysis of the scree-plot also confirmed the threefactor solution.

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CSFQ – Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire

Table 3 shows the means and standard deviations related to the comparison of the three sexual functioning variables in addicts and questionnajre participants. Table 1 shows the correlations between the items of the CSFQ These disorders and sexual dysfunctions are more prevalent in addicts, because drugs directly affect the aforementioned bodily systems [ 19 ].

Some of these drugs may have permanent effects on sex organs, and their effects remain even after withdrawal from substance use. Another reason for the impact of drug use on sexual desire is that after using some drugs, an amount of dopamine is released in the brain that is 2 to 10 times higher than the amount of dopamine released during the natural feeling of pleasure.

Therefore, it gradually leads to sexual dysfunction. Therefore, they try to experience the benefits again, but there are often opposite effects, and drug tolerance and a decline in physical functioning begin to appear [ 10 ].

The results of a factor analysis for validation of the questionnaire showed that it has a three-dimensional factor structure, including A Sexual desire Item 1B Arousal-orgasm that is the physical dimension of sexual functioning items 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, and 14and C sexual pleasure that is the psychological dimension of sexual functioning items 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and July 05, ; Published date: It is in this stage that they are forced to use more drugs to csdq the normal levels of dopamine, and develop tolerance to the drug National Drug Research Institute.

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